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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Jul 15   In the year 1940 robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32  

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence in the year 1940.  

Jul 16   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee in the year 1940.  

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct on this day in history.  

Jul 18   In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct  

Jul 19   Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders in the year 1940.  

Jul 19   Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai on this day in history.  

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide on this day in history.  

Jul 21   In the year 1940 james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)  

Jul 21   Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in the year 1940.  

Jul 22   In the year 1940 alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)  

Jul 22   In the year 1940 dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks  

Jul 23   On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins  

Jul 23   In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London  

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Jul 25   John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R in the year 1940.  

Jul 26   In the year 1940 formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)  

Jul 27   Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare on this day in history.  

Jul 28   On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66  

Jul 28   On this day in history phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)  

Jul 28   In the year 1940 radio Orange, London begins  

Jul 29   Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.  

Jul 30   Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) in the year 1940.  

Jul 30   The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor in the year 1940.  

Jul 31   On this day in history 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)  

Jul 31   In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel  

Aug 01   In the year 1940 first expulsion of Jews from Cracow.  

Aug 01   HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi' on this day in history.  

Aug 02   In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death  

Aug 03   German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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